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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:52 AM
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This is "BobinSC's" boat, which I believe was built by Hans using a single arm setup, with the servo mounted low and at an angle.

I think it'd be a mistake to shave off lead just to try and make minimum weight. To save a bit you could go with one of the smaller digital servos for the sails instead of the big Hitec 815. My Hitec 7950 is quite a bit lighter, and is more powerful.

#551 weighed 13lbs 8oz with a standard 4cell NiMh battery pack which is about 13oz light. 6123grams....min. is 6500grams

You are planning to plank over the hull? That should be interesting.

My boat does not have shroud racks either, and so far I haven't seen the need. CaptBit's boat has a keel stepped mast and I believe only one set of shrouds, so it may be a somewhat different animal than if you go with a deck stepped mast.

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